Fitness

May Kwok: Sampling Waves, Mixing Tracks, and Influencing Trends Around The World

May Kwok is a visionary entrepreneur with a talent for bringing brands to life through music and experiences-digitally and IRL! She is a globally renowned DJ, designer, model, and influencer fueled by surfing, fashion, fitness and running. You may have seen her on Instagram under the handle @Iamamayzing and she pretty much is! If you don’t believe us, head over to Soundcloud and have a listen.  May Kwok is the go to DJ for the fashion, pop culture and wellness scenes around the world.

Her DJing roster includes everyone from the CFDA, MQueen, Zimmerman, Refinery 29, Popsugar, Prada, and so many more. You can follow her custom curated playlists on Spotify for brands like Phillip Lim, Whalebone, Sakara, Fendi, those are just a few. Also in her portfolio, May All Day, her design collaboration + capsule collection with activewear brand, Alala.

Even cooler than all of the fun DJing, and fashion, May is a surfer. She has traveled around the world riding waves from Rockaway Beach to Bali. She just got back from Sri Lanka a few days before we recorded the podcast.

On today’s episode,  Marni syncs up with May to hear what’s on her playlist, learn about her favorte breaks, and dial in to the next wave of all things, May.

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Join us for our LIVE podcast series and mobile summit: Well-Intentioned  at Chelsea Piers Fitness in Chelsea, Chelsea Piers Fitness in Brooklyn, and WeWork for the Talenthouse Series, Creative Conversations.

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LIVE from NYC: How To Adopt An Athletic Mindset For Life, Career, + Training with Andia Winslow, Andrew Kalley, Louis Sagar, and Murray Hidary

Today’s episode is all about mindset and intentions across athleticism, career, fitness, and wellness.  You will hear from former podcast guests (on new topics) including top professional and elite athletes, Andia Winslow and Andrew Kalley, and entreprenurs and founders Murray Hidary and Louis Sagar and learn how they  leveraged thier athletic mindset to empower them with the perseverence, focus, and dedication to succeed in their career, the strenth and flexibility to power through severe life illnesses and overcome family loss.  From triathlon, golf and running to CBD, music, and meditation you will be inspired and motivated to get started on your next athletic or entreprenurial endeavor.

This was the first Marni on the Move LIVE panel which took place at world renowned athletic complex and NYC gym, Chelsea Piers Fitness.Panel guests include:Professional Athlete-Golfer and Runner, Andia Winslow, who has been building her career as a successful on-air personality and voice over talent over the past several years, Andrew Kalley, an winning Elite Athlete, triathlon coach and personal trainer at Chelsea Piers Fitness with his own portfolio of clients at Kalley Fitness, Louis Sager, the CEO of The Alchemist’s Kitchen , and Murray Hidary, piianist, entrepreneur, creator of MindTravel, a musical meditation and experience.

It truly was a magical evening. We were on the deck outside, overlooking the Hudson. The event began with the panel, where listeners got to experience first-hand,, what it was like to be part of the podcast with digital wireless headsets almost as if they were in the room where it happens, thanks to Murray Hidary of MindTravel. Following the panel, Chelsea Piers Fitness talented and popular yoga teacher, Danielle Prager led a vinyasa style yoga class to the music of MindTravel and Murray continued to play trugh savasana into the night.

While all of this sounds wonderful and amazing, the episode audio is a little rough at first. Like a true entrepreneur, I had a vision and took a big risk, my first time recording a live event at this venue and really set the barre high. We were outside, recording digitally, no wires, with some technical interference and signals and occasional helicopters in the background.  My audio engineers are terrific. But it’s not the same as being in the studio so I wanted to prepare you for a few glitches here and there. However, it’s a really inspiring and empowering conversation and can maybe plant some seeds for you as we move into the New Year!

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Lucy Danziger, Hinted CEO + Founder: On Reaching Your Goals, The Role Shopping Plays in Your Life, and Why Everyone Needs a Wish List!

Hinted Founder + CEO, Lucy Danziger, wants to take the guess work out of gift-giving and empower you with the tools to get everything you’ve ever wanted! Thanks to her game-changing social shopping platform and app, Hinted, you can make a wish list of anything you want from a pair of shoes to a new watch, a vacation, your next triathlon bike, your favorite charity or even a puppy! Great for every occasion-Christmas, birthday’s, weddings-it’s like a registry for life.  You can share your list with friends and family and discover recommendations from celebrities, influencers, and Hinted Ambassadors.  It’s is the social shopping app that lets you keep track of what you want as you shop, saving items and experiences to as you shop.

Empowered by nearly two decades in publishing at Conde Nast including 13 years at the helm of Self Magazine as editor-in-chief, and prior to that at Women’s Health and Fitness, Lucy is no stranger to creating and curating great content. For years, she has been advising on terrific products, telling stories, building audiences, helping brands drive sales and attract consumers. Lucy grew Self.com to more than 6.5 million visitors per month (that’s more than  40 million page views per month!).

On this episode, Lucy Danziger offers Marni on the Move listener’s a few hints into the future of gift buying, creating wish lists, social shopping  and new media thanks to her pioneering venture, Hinted. Marni syncs up with Lucy about her vision behind innovating Hinted, her mission to create a sustainable shopping platform and her “No Returns” campaign, growing her audience and brand, key entrepreneurial lessons, and her fueling sport of choice:triathlon! Get ready to be empowered, motivated and start hinting!

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Raising The Barre with Global Boutique Fitness Brand Physique 57’s Tanya Becker + Alicia Weihl

On today’s episode, Marni sync’s up with two of the creative minds and talented thought leaders behind the world famous barre inspired exercise classes and global boutique fitness brand Physique 57, Tanya Becker, Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer and Alicia Weihl, Executive Director of Global Talent + Training. They share their inspiring stories on how they turned doing what they love- dancing and choreography- into one of the world most popular and beloved workouts. Workouts that inspire passion in others, so much so, that women from around the globe have opened international locations in Dubai, Mumbai, Bangkok and more, organically expanding the studios beyond its NYC, LA and Hamptons locations, over the years with CEO and Co-Founder Jennifer Maanvi. Tanya, Alicia and Marni talk about where it all began, the creativity and talent behind these amazing classes, how the brand is evolving and share some exciting news!

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Cosmopolitan’s Editor-In-Chief, Michele Promaulayko On The Media Industry, Her Love of Magazines, Madonna and the October Issue!

Fueled by strength training, coffee, Madonna,  and her love of magazines, today’s guest, Michele Promaulayko, helms the iconic and largest women’s media brand, Cosmopolitan, as Editor-in-Chief. She is also the Editorial Director of Hearst’s Young Women’s Group, which also includes Seventeen and Women’s Health. Michele is a highly respected and renowned print and digital editor, innovator, thought leader and has a long standing career in the world of media, from her first internship to her current job. On today’s episode we sync up about Michele’s career trajectory and doing what she loves, the current climate and evolution of the media industry, Cosmopolitan’s October Issue and duke it out for #1 Madonna fan status.  Read More

What’s All The Buzz About Manuka Honey? From Hive to Home with Wedderspoon Organic’s CEO Rebecca Remley

Have you ever wondered what all the buzz is about honey – raw, unfiltered, local, Manuka – or maybe why honey should be a staple in your diet, beauty, or wellness routine?  Marni sync’s up with Rebecca Remley, the CEO of Wedderspoon Organic – the #1 selling Manuka Honey brand in the U.S.  Get ready to listen and learn… Read More

Tatiana Boncompagni On The Power of Weight Lifting, Living Your Passion, and Being Strong Inside and Out

Tatiana Boncompagni is the creator of the paradigm-shifting weight-lifting class for women, Sculptologie, and is an NASM certified personal trainer, holistic health coach, wellness and food writer, recipe developer and Athleta brand ambassador. She is also the mother of three, the author of three novels and co-author of two diet and fitness guides, The Model Trainer Method and 28 Days to Strong. Her writing has appeared in dozens of publications, including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Marie Claire, Vogue, and InStyle and on websites including Well and Good, Mind Body Green and Self.

On this episode of Marni on the Move, Marni and Tatiana sync up about her super popular class, Sculptologie,  the power and benefits of lifting weights, her approach to food and nutrition, and what is fueling her for success!

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Andrew Kalley: Elite Triathlete and USAT Triathlon Coach on Mindset + Training

Train hard to race easy! That is Elite Athlete and USAT Level 2 Coach, Andrew Kalley’s philosophy when it comes to triathlon. And that’s exactly what he does.  Andrew Kalley has qualified 8x for the ITU World Championship to represent Team USA.  He has 12 Overall Wins, including the NYC Triathlon, Stamford Triathlon, South Beach Triathlon, and the Montauk Triathlon.  Even when faced with a life changing diagnosis that most people would have given up and put training on hold, Andrew’s athletic, winning mindset and inspiring clients kept him going through it all. In 2014 he was diagnosed with Colon Cancer, but his training went on! Even while undergoing chemo, he still qualified for Worlds in 2015 (and was nominated to raise the USA flag at the Opening Ceremony.

For the past 11 years, Andrew Kalley has been an elite athlete and triathlon coach for the most impressive tri team in the Northeast. Full Throttle Endurance based in New York City with over 100 members who have won the New York City Triathlon for 10 years since 2007, won the South Beach Triathlon every year since racing it beginning in 2007, and won the USAT National Team Championship 5x including in 2017. Andrew’s name is synonymous with the team.  He is also a personal trainer at my favorite gym and athletic playground, Chelsea Piers Fitness and recently launched his own national triathlon coaching and training company, Kalley Fitness.

Today’s episode is a “must download” for all our triathlete listeners but it’s also a very inspiring story about mindset and dedication, even if you aren’t an athlete! Andrew talks about what it means to “train hard” not just literally training but attitude, motivation and dedication. Marni and Andrew sync up about race planning, Zone 2 training (of course) what’s a conversation about triathlon without the famous ZONE 2 convo, right?  Marni and Andrew also sync up about setting race goals, key races, and what fuels him for success!

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Bethany Lyons On Being Courageous, Yoga, and Living Her Dharma

In 2013, Bethany Lyons and partner, John Murray, pioneered the opening of the first dedicated Baptiste Power Yoga style studio in NYC.  It was organic for Bethany. After over a decade in the fitness industry from Crunch to Soul Cycle, Bethany decided to go out on her own and do what she loved, practice yoga, of course!  Today, her  studio, Lyons Den Power Yoga, has become one of the most popular and loved yoga studios in Manhattan by everyone from first time practitioners to world renowned teachers and yogis. Since the TriBeCa studios inception, Bethany has a opened a second studio in Chelsea. She is also an Athleta Ambassador and has led arena style outdoor classes for thousands of practitioners at Bryant Park and Time Square in New York City.

On this episode, Marni syncs up with yoga entrepreneur, studio owner, and teacher Bethany Lyons, Co-Founder of Lyons Den Power Yoga. Bethany and Marni met up in her studio in Tribeca to sync up about everything from where her yoga journey began and opening Lyons Den Power Yoga, the essence and core of Baptiste Power Yoga and her tagline and life philosophy, being courageous on and off the mat!

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Dylan Lauren, Founder and CEO of Dylan’s Candy Bar On Imagination, Innovation, and Inspiration

Nearly two decades ago my  next guest pioneered creating the world’s largest candy store, confectionery emporium and lifestyle brand, Dylan’s Candy Bar. Dylan Lauren merged her love of art, fashion and pop culture with candy and has innovated the way we see and experience candy today. Her story is empowering and inspiring as she pursued her lifelong dream to do what she loves. She transformed her creative vision into a reality and continues to innovate every day.

If you haven’t already been, Dylan’s Candy Bar transports you to a modern day version of Willy Wonka’s factory from the moment you enter with its pop art installations—such as the iconic oversized lollipop tree, candy cane columns, dripping chocolate shelves, kaleidoscopic candy wallpaper and candy-embedded staircases— even I can’t resist.

In addition to thousands of edible treats and activities, there are also candy-inspired lifestyle products. From stationery to technology, toys, jewelry to handbags, scented body lotions to sweaters. There are Ice Cream & Dessert Parlor, Candy Cocktail Bar and Party Rooms offering a wide variety of themed events for all ages

Since its inception and flagship opening in New York City, Dylan’s Candy Bar has expanded to US locations such as Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami and East Hampton. Also in luxury boutiques, department stores, and premium hotels nationally and internationally. Dylan’s Candy Bar plans to continue expanding worldwide.

Dylan’s love of candy paralleled by her passion to help animals of all kinds.  She launched Dylan’s Candy Barn, a platform with the mission is to help every animal lead a happy life and find a home-sweet-home by hosting adoption events, granting funds to rescue organizations, and creating awareness campaigns.

And last but not least, ever since I have known Dylan, which is probably also nearly two decades, she has been super athletic, into fitness and training and followed an incredibly healthy diet mixed with candy, of course!

Fueled by exercise, fitness, and her love of candy, Dylan is all about balance and always has been.

On this episode of Marni on the Move, Dylan and Marni met up at  her newly designed office to reconnect and sync up about everything from our shared love of animals, being a founder and  entrepreneur and the innovative Dylan’s Candy Bar, her current fitness “go-to” and her adorable children Cooper Blue and Kingsley Rainbow.

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Debora Warner: Founder, Mile High Run Club On Running, Art, and Entrepreneurship

Debora Warner is the Founder of Mile High Run Club, the first studio of its kind dedicated to running with both indoor classes and outdoor training, which launched in 2014.  Debora’s pioneering innovation has bridged the sport of running with boutique fitness creating a concept that appeals to both runners and the broader fitness community including everyone from beginner’s, elite and Olympic athletes, transforming the traditional solo treadmill training experience into a fun, energetic and empowering group session while making running accessible to the new-runner.

Debora and Marni sync up about running, of course! They talk about where it all began for Debora and Mile High Run Club, training tips and advice, going from the treadmill to the trails, insight on Mile High Run Clubs exciting new class “The Build,” a 45 minute full body strength class incorporating functional training with power and stability (a must for all runners), and the new studio coming soon!  Read More

Steve Uria: From Training Military Special Forces to Building a Fitness Studio Brand on the Mainstage of NYC: On Being Inspired and Empowered Through Entrepreneurship, Training, and Family

Marni sync’s up with fitness industry visionary and pioneer, former Military Special Forces PTI and Founder of Switch Playground, Steve Uria.

Switch Playground is a popular fitness studio that recently opened its second NYC location, originally from Cape Town, South Africa.  Switch is a total body, sweat drenching group workout with a philosophy that extends beyond just challenging one’s body and is designed to activate the mind and fuel the soul.

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Amanda Kloots: On Jumping Rope, Broadway and Building her Namesake Fitness Brand

Amanda Kloots is a fitness innovator and entrepreneur, founder of AK! and classes The Rope, The Dance and The Body. She is also a well known Broadway performer and dessert connoisseur!  17 years ago she moved to NYC from Ohio to perform on stage and kicked off her career as a Radio City Rockette. On this episode Marni syncs up with Amanda about her new and exciting classes, her upcoming global fitness retreats, some of her favorite restaurants in NYC and LA, her opportunities and challenges in launching her brand, and where it all began. Read More